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Cool Roof Rating Council

In September 2002, the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) launched its product rating program. The program provides for testing and labeling roofing products' surface radiative properties (solar reflectance and thermal emittance) using standardized methods that should prove useful for roofing professionals.


CRRC was created in 1998 as a nonprofit educational organization to develop recognized methods for evaluating and labeling solar-reflectance and thermal-emittance properties of roofing products and disseminate this information to interested parties.

CRRC membership is open to any organization or individual interested in roofing products' solar reflectances and thermal emittances or the energy efficiency of roof assemblies. Currently, CRRC consists of about 75 members and is governed by a board of directors elected by its membership. CRRC has four standing committees: membership; education and outreach; technical; and ratings, codes and standards. Since 1998, CRRC's board of directors and committees have been meeting regularly to develop CRRC's product rating program.

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